Superfluous Tools Of The Private Security State



Encounter Conditions

(needs testing when etheric)

Initial Text

You come across a small group of guards checking their comm messages and drinking some coffee. They've even hauled up a table, blocking a hallway out from the ballroom.

Whatever they were doing, they seem to have wrapped it up, just waiting for another group of guards to get there.

Summary of Choices

  1. Help them patrol
  2. Bullrush them
  3. Pass a thermos
  4. Apply your first aid kit
  5. Just chat
  6. Leave them be

Choice Text and Results

Help them patrol

You help them spread out and cover more ground. You don't actually find much, but that's probably a good thing.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Or, if the Eclipse side is ahead?


One of the guards takes you under his wing a little, pointing out how some of the students are working on decorations and others are pretending they're working on decorations.

He collars one for you, a collection of Eclipse falling from the student's hand. The guard shakes his head as he hauls the protesting student away, "stuff isn't really even illegal, but Davers wants it far away from here."

You found: 3-4 tablets of Eclipse

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Or, if there are punks about

You spread out, helping them cover more ground. It doesn't take long to find a student in fake leathers shaking down the other students, though.

It seems like he's just trying to prevent them from getting work done, but he turns on you rather than explain himself.

(Fight a Punk Student)

Bullrush them

You charge in, knocking over their improvised table, and taking swings. They hastily stumble to their feet.

(Fight three guards)

(After defeating them)
Hmmm, this hallway they were blocking seems to lead to some sort of storage area.

Pass a thermos

You pass around the thermos and slip into their conversation. It sounds like things have been a bit rough so far, with punks and even non-students getting into fights.

They seem pretty refreshed, though, by the time they're done. They head back out for patrol, thanking you for the coffee.

You found: pitted thermos

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Apply your first aid kit

None of the guards seem badly wounded individually, but the kit splits up easily enough and you manage to get them all back in the action.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Just chat

They show a fair amount of bravado, but it seems only skin deep. They mention punks and violent outsiders, apparently concerned they're running into more problems at a university than on the docks.

You've earned 3 XP in Perception

Just leave them be

You just pass them by. They seem equally content with that.

All this wandering around is making you a bit tired.

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